Industrial Component

Parkville man convicted in Iran embargo plot

A Parkville man was convicted Monday of conspiring to ship industrial components to Iran in violation of the U.S. trade embargo on that country, the U.S. attorney's office announced.

After a two-week trial in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, a jury found Ali Saboonchi, 34, guilty of one count of conspiracy and seven counts of illegally transporting U.S.-manufactured goods and services to Iran, the federal prosecutor's office said.

The United States has outlawed commerce with Iran since 1995. Saboonchi, a U.S. citizen, was accused of conspiring with two Iranian citizens to evade the trade embargo by shipping banned goods to other countries, from where the materials were then...